Head's Welcome

Head of College Welcome

Welcome to Dawlish College.

It continues to be an absolute privilege to be the Headteacher at Dawlish College – the staff and students are second to none and take all of life’s challenges in their stride. Despite current uncertainties as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, we continue to hold onto our core purpose in all that we do. Behind all of the decisions taken and measures put in place sits the balance between keeping staff and students safe whilst also providing them with a varied and exciting school experience.

Dawlish College is a vibrant and exciting place to be, where we have the highest expectations of staff and students alike and seek to provide challenge at every available opportunity. As a small school, we have a very proud record of holistic support, care and individual attention: the happiness and well-being of our students is of paramount importance and is a vital foundation for their growth and development. Our college has an atmosphere of creativity and positivity that is generated by the provision of excellent opportunities for every individual thereby maximising the outcomes and improving the life chances of the young people in our care.

As a parent myself, I understand that you want your child to be inspired, supported and challenged to be the best version of themselves within an environment that knows them and values them as an individual. Thank you for entrusting me with the care and education of your child, present or future, and I look forward to unlocking their ambitions as I get to know them and work closely with you.

R Wickham

Learning Coach Applications

Required from 1st September 2021 enthusiastic, committed and highly motivated people to join our SEN team to work under the guidance of teachers/Assistant SENCO/SENCO to undertake work/care/support programmes to enable access to learning for students. Work may be carried out in the classroom or may regularly take place outside the main teaching area.

3 permanent posts of Learning Coach (29.5 hours per week x 38 weeks per annum)
1 fixed term post (due to external funding) of 1:1 Learning Coach (29.5 hours per week x 38 weeks per annum)
Scale 2.3 to 3.6 £18,562 - £19,698 pro rata
£12,240 - £12,989 actual per annum
Temporary post is linked to external funding
29.5 hours per week x 38 weeks per year


To work under guidance to enable access to learning by:

• attending to the welfare and personal care of pupils including those with special educational needs.
• delivering pre-determined learning/care/support programmes.
• implementing literacy/numeracy/social and emotional/communication programmes.
• assisting with the planning cycle.

These posts offer a fantastic opportunity to join a hard working and committed department of the college to work with and support our students. The successful candidates will be expected to take a positive and active role in professional development to ensure the role is carried out to the highest standards.

A more detailed job description and application form can be accessed via our website – www.dawlish.devon.sch.uk. Only applications submitted on a college application form will be considered. Completed applications should reach the Headteacher by mid-day on Thursday 8th July 2021. It is envisaged that interviews will take place week beginning 12th July 2021 but that is subject to confirmation.

The college is committed to the safeguarding and well-being of students and expects all staff to share in this responsibility. The successful candidate will be required to under child protection screening, including enhanced DBS clearance, and full reference checks with previous employers.

Learning Coach Job Description June 2021

Application Form